Monday, March 5, 2018


 Hello! Hope you had a super Monday! I started a full time job today, first in 12 years, other than my SU! business so I'm going to be challenged a bit more to post on my blog. I will do my best to multi task now. Maybe it's what I need to post MORE.  So, this is a card I demonstrated at my workshops in February. I started out layering Berry Burst and Lemon Lime card stock onto Whisper White. I then took a piece of the Picture Perfect DSP with the candles on it, (this pack has some great patterns!) and rolled it through the Big Shot using the FREE SAB Celebrate Thinlets(free with a $100 purchase).
 I then added some Mini Dimensionals to the back of it ( I popped it out of the DSP first after cutting it) and then lined it back up and placed into it's cut out piece.   I then added some of the FREE Ribbon that is offered during SAB too.
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Saturday, March 3, 2018

A Good Day Treat Boxes~

 Good Saturday morning! I've got lots this week to share. I've been on a hiatus for about 4 months with my blog. I have been battling some depression and kind of put my business on the back burner, more like low heat, because I just couldn't get out of the funk. So, I'm grateful for GREAT friends who host parties for me to stay active and doing what I love.  This first project is a make and take from my last party. It's a Acetate Card Box cut in half ( you get two boxes this way)! BRILLIANT!
 I used the 2017-19 Patterns DSP pack (Powder Pink) to cut and make and insert for covering the box and it's treat inside. I added a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to the front for some extra weight. Then, I when I saw these sweet little embroidery hoops in the Occasions Catalog, I knew I would have them! I stamped out the bunny from the stamp set A Good Day and colored it with my Blender Pen and Crumb Cake ink (squished into the lid of the stamp pad) and the same with the Powder Pink ink for the bow. I punched it out and adhered it to the layer of Powder Pink cardstock to glue to the embroidery hoop.  I added a piece of the 1/4" Copper Trim ribbon to the top.
Inside, I placed a white chocolate bunny that fit perfectly inside. I hope that I you can be inspired to make some of these quick and easy treat holders.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super weekend!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Snowflake Sentiments~

 Good Wednesday! I wanted to share some projects from a workshop I had on Monday night.  I told my hostess that it's never too early to start thinking about Christmas, so I based her party on Christmas. This is the first card that I made. It is a color theme that I always love to use with snowflakes. Smokey Slate, Whisper White and Soft Sky and Real Red.  I started by running the Snowflake Embossing Folder thorugh the Big Shot and flipping it over to the side that was inverted. I then wrapped some Smokey Slate Gingham ribbon around it and added a Year of Cheer embellishment to the ribbon before tying a bow.
I stamped a Soft Sky Snowflake onto Whisper White Card stock and the the sentiment in Smokey Slate ink over the top and then punched it out using 11/4 Circle punch and then punching a Real Red one using the 1 1/2" Circle punch and then adhering them with Dimensionals to the front of the card. I added some Silver Faceted Dots on the corner too.
Tommorrow, I will post the other card that I made.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Hostess Appreciation Party~

 Every 6 months or so, I host a Hostess Appreciation party for my Hostess Clubs. They mean the world to me and without them, I wouldn't really have much business. I love them all. So, I try and provide them with fun projects to make and take home, as my THANK YOU! This is one of the projects I had them make.
 We ran another piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot using the new Woodlands Embossing Folder and then I had them use the Sponge Roller with Soft Suede Ink and cover the embossed side. Then I gave them the choice before assembling if they wanted the glass kept in or out. I kept mine in and just used hot glue to assemble the whole thing.
 I used the Bold Butterflies dies with Whisper White, Powder Pink and Calypso Coral card stock to make the flowers and butterflies. (The flowers are made from a retired die)
 I had them put the new Glimmer Faceted gems in the center of the flowers to hide the hot glue.
We finished them up by heat embossing the sentiment from the stamp set Layering Love, in Gold embossing powder.  I bought the frames online at I hate to make it short, but I have my grandson coming over here soon. Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Daisy Bundle

My husband and I were lucky enough to go to Hawaii for our 25th Anniversary in June. Not only did we not want to come back to reality, my husband who is a teacher seriously wanted to find a job while there, even joked about staying if he did. Well, reality is, it's too expensive to live there, but we plan to go back! So, while we were gone, we had some WONDERFUL friends that took care of our youngest daughter for a WHOLE WEEK! These are the cards that I made for them. They are pretty much the same other than the difference in color of paper. I used the Daisy Punch Bundle. I stamped the Daisies on vellum card stock with Versamark and then sprinkled them with Whisper White embossing powder and heated with my heat tool. I punched them, cut them in half and layered them to make them a little bit more full. I stamped the stems in Old Olive ink and then stamped the Thank you in the same color and then cut it out and flagged the ends. I adhered the flowers to the front of the card and then added the Faceted Glitter Dots in gold.
 The gold papers in the background of each one are from the new Bundle of Love Designer Specialty Series Paper Packs. THEY ARE AMAZING! The top one uses the Soft Sky card stock and the bottom ones are Blushing Bride card stock. The bottom one I ran a piece of Gold Satin Ribbon across to give it a pop.

Stay tuned for some projects we made at our recent Hostess Appreciation party and Christmas in July Stamp a Stack!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Back To School Treats~

 Hello everyone! I have been gone again for a long time. Life sometimes doesn't play fair, but for us, that's what we are used to I guess. The outcome was good, so I will not complain or go into detail, but I have tons of stuff to share with you in the coming days to play catch up.
This past weekend I was part of a Back to School Vendor fair, it was in small town, and the crowd was not super fluent, so I came home with all of these! Well, I guess that makes it easier for me the first week of school, treats are already made. :)
The pencils are Rolos and the erasers are snack size Kit Kats. I used all Stampin' Up! product that I could. They are time consuming, but they turned out really cute.
I'm off to take more pictures so I can upload them and share with you Have a super week!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Alligator Card~

 Hello everyone! Today is a card that I made for a friend of ours, who thinks he is so funny. Well, he is, but we try not to inflate him too much. :) Kevin is his name, and since my daughter moved to Louisiana, he teases her when he sees her by talking in "swamp people" talk. He actually is very good at it, but as I said, we try not to "encourage" him- LOL! So, I wanted to make him a funny card and this is what I came up with. I started by free handing the shape of an alligator, and then cutting it out of Old Olive card stock. I ran it through the Big Shot with an embossing folder that I cannot recall the name at this point- but it's retired. I then also used another retired product, the Banner Punch, for punching out his teeth. I used 1/2" circle punch for his nose and eyes.
For the inside, I just cut a long piece of Crumb Cake Striped Grosgrain(retired also) ribbon to resemble his tongue and then printed out some Swamp People (television series) clip art and taped it to the inside. I turned out cute and he liked it.
Well, I'm off to card class all day. I have one more day until I leave for Hawaii and so I may not be back for a bit.